New Mexico State University's First-Generation College Celebration
2022 First-Generation College Celebration
November 2022 - month-long of spotlighting NMSU's First Generation students, faculty, and staff via campus Staff and Student Hotlines, social media, first-gen heroes webpage, video montage, campus monitors; sharing FG virtual backgrounds and logos
November 8, 2022 - First Gen Aggie Celebration at the campus student union building. Event consists of a First Gen table to pick up FG info, pennants, buttons, cookies; First Gen photo booth for group pics to be shared via social media; departments sharing resources and swag; gathering/sharing FG statements related to "Proud to be First Gen because...; what advice do you offer to other FG students; what does being a FG student mean to me...; Give FG students a reason to be here (and stay) at NMSU..."
2020 First-Generation College Celebration
The New Mexico State University's (NMSU) First-Generation Celebration planning committee created and shared #FirstGenAggie virtual Zoom backgrounds for NMSU faculty, staff, alumni, and students to use as a way of showing first-gen pride. The committee was also able to deliver an outstanding, one-hour long forum centered around first-generation college students through a panel at the virtual NMSU campus-wide Town Hall event, which included a four-minute testimonial video filled with first-gen Aggies, their struggles, successes, and advice. The diverse panel consisted of first-gen faculty, administrators, students, alumni, and staff, which included NMSU's president. Check out the successful event here.